Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

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British Columbia Institute of Technology
Main Staircase

Architectura with George Third & Son

Vancouver, British Columbia


About the building:

The design and construction of the main staircase at BCIT was a joint effort between Architectura and George Third & Son, who fabricated the highly complex steel for this unique stair. The structure of the stair is made from mainly HSS sections and is hung from the truss at the upper floor -- so that it appears to float above the lobby at the main level.

View down stair at mid level looking north on Seymour Street.
View looking up to the top floor.

View at stair landing.
View from top floor looking down curved feature stair.
View out from top floor.
View to top ascending grand stair.
View from lobby looking up open space between the steel stair at right and the concrete structure at left.

View looking down into overlook space beside stair at the front entrance of the building.

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last updated March 8, 2008